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ERIC Number: EJ765341
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jun
Pages: 13
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-0146-3934
Educational and Career Barriers to the Medical Profession: Perceptions of Underrepresented Minority Students
Henry, Paul
College Student Journal, v40 n2 p429-441 Jun 2006
This study examines the perception of minority students underrepresented in the medical profession regarding educational and career barriers and to ascertain gender differences on their perceptions. A 30 item educational and career barriers inventory was administered to 97 underrepresented minority (URM) students enrolled in a special premedical education preparatory program. The results reveal that items viewed as possible barriers by the majority of students include: Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) scores, money problems, pressure to perform academically, negative stereotypes and ethnic discrimination in their future jobs. The majority of students (96%) feel they can overcome any barriers that stand in the way of career goal achievement. The sex discrimination subscale on the inventory produced the only significant gender differences. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Medical College Admission Test